This should be a fun one to kick around on Christian blogs. What’s your response to this cat’s conclusion? Share with the brethren, por favor. Amen.
Historical researcher Michael Paulkovich has claimed that Jesus of Nazareth was a ‘mythical character’ and never existed.
The controversial discovery was apparently made after he found no verifiable mention of Christ from 126 writers during the ‘time of Jesus’ from the first to third centuries.
He says he is a fictional character invented by followers of Christianity to create a figure to worship.
In the article and book, Paulkovich says he found an absence of evidence for Jesus in historical texts.
And he says this is surprising despite his ‘global miracles and alleged worldwide fame.’
The 126 texts he studied were all written in the period during or soon after the supposed existence of Jesus, when Paulkovich says they would surely have heard of someone as famous as Jesus – but none mention him.
Read more: Daily Mail